Animal rescuers become a sick, abandoned dog’s many best friends: Who would want a scabbed, stinky German shepherd abandoned by its owner? But a string of animal rescuers refused to give up.
Missed posting Rene Lynch’s great July piece on tracking down all the people who helped keep her dog alive long enough for her to adopt him, but better now than never.
Photo: Rambo, formerly known as Sid (“skinny itchy dog”). Credit: Rene Lynch / Los Angeles Times
John Shear, a 90-year-old horse trainer at Santa Anita Park, was injured March 12 after throwing himself in front of a young girl to protect her from a loose horse. “Could have been worse,” Shear said when Times’ columnist Bill Plaschke paid a visit to the hospital. ”Something could have happened to the little girl.”
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